10 Quick Tech Links: Yahoo Shakeup, Woz on Facebook, Zune Postmortem and More

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Here’s a handful of interesting tech stories from around the web.

Apple Founder Wozniak to Buy Facebook Regardless of Price [Bloomberg]

Wozniak, who built the first Apple computer with Steve Jobs and co-founded the company with him in 1976, said he would buy Facebook’s stock regardless of its valuation.

The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don’t make sense anymore [Hanselman.com]

What happens when all the things we based our icons on don’t exist anymore? Do they just become, ahem, iconic glyphs whose origins are shrouded in mystery?

Insider tells why Anonymous ‘might well be the most powerful organization on Earth’ [National Post]

Terrorists to some, heroes to others, the jury is still out on Anonymous’s true nature.

Fewer women in top U.S. tech jobs since 2010: survey [Reuters]

The number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row, according to a survey published on Monday.

Intel Windows 8 tablets to hit retail stores in November [CNET]

The first wave of Intel-based Windows 8 tablets are expected to land in retail stores in November, a source familiar with device makers’ plans told CNET.

By the Numbers: A Look at Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s Short Reign [PCMag.com]

The stories have been confirmed and the writing’s on the wall for Yahoo’s to-be-ex-CEO. Scott Thompson’s officially gone, and with his departure comes more head-scratching than sadness.

Robbie Bach’s four startup lessons from Xbox and Zune [GeekWire]

Former Microsoft executive Robbie Bach led the company’s entertainment division through the rise of the Xbox business, which has become a success, by many measures, after billions of dollars of investment and some major bumps in the road.

He also led the division through the launch of the Zune music player, which is “probably universally viewed as less of a success,” as he puts it, charitably.

6 Facebooks From Before Facebook Was Invented [BuzzFeed]

Unfortunately, it turns out Lincoln didn’t invent Facebook — but it wasn’t as far-fetched as it seemed. We’ve dug up six other versions of Facebook from the pre-Zuckerberg era, covering everything from outlaws to high society.

Apple OS “really vulnerable”, claims Kaspersky Lab CTO [Computing.co.uk]

Speaking exclusively to Computing, Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov said his firm had recently begun the process of analysing the Mac OS platform at Apple’s request.

12 Tips to Cut Your Cell Phone Bill [PCWorld]

We’ve assembled 12 simple actions that you can take to reduce your cell phone bill, so that some of the cash you now spend for service–maybe even half of it–remains in your possession.

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